Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate

Ashley Furniture Industries

Summary:The Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate (AGC) is responsible for providing legal advice and support on a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, and development of commercial properties. The AGC will also draft and review various contracts and agreements related to real estate matters, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, licenses, loan documents, and joint venture agreements. The AGC will also work closely with the General Counsel and other members of the legal team on corporate governance, compliance, and risk management issues.
Responsibilities:Advise and assist on all aspects of real estate transactions, from due diligence to closing, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Draft, review, and negotiate contracts and agreements related to real estate matters, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, licenses, loan documents, and joint venture agreements.Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, such as business units, finance, tax, risk, and outside counsel, to facilitate real estate transactions and resolve any issues or disputes.Manage and maintain real estate records, tracking deadlines, and ensuring timely performance of obligations.Research and analyze legal issues and developments affecting the company’s real estate activities and provide timely and practical advice and guidance.Develop and implement policies, procedures, and best practices for the company.
Experience:At least 7-10 years of legal experience, including experience at a law firm and/or corporate legal department for a large organization.Strong knowledge and understanding of real estate laws and regulations, contracts, and transactions.Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.Attention to detail, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Articulated experience interacting and collaborating with senior and executive managementAbility to solve complex issuesProvide effective leadership, promote teamwork and demonstrate the ability to lead people to get resultsExcellent interpersonal skillsExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsDemonstrated success performing in a fast-paced, dynamic environment under strong demandsCreativity and resourcefulness with a bias toward well-informed actionAbility to adapt to changing prioritiesStrong attention to detailEffective time management and organizational skillsMaintain confidentialityWorking knowledge of Continuous ImprovementHandle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints
Education:Juris Doctorate from an ABA (American Bar Association) accredited law school, Required
Licenses or Certifications:License to practice law and in good standing under the Bar of any state that enables admission to practice as in-house counsel in Florida, Required
Who Are We?At Ashley, we’re more than a business…we’re family. As the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, we know what it takes to build incredible furniture and future leaders. We’re problem solvers with the grit to persevere during challenging times and innovators who won’t coast when times are good. We create solutions, not excuses. And never settle for status quo.
It’s the reason we’re always searching for better ways to delivering an exceptional customer experience. That’s why Ashley Furniture is #1 in our industry.
Ready to grow? You’ve come to the right place. Ashley Furniture has a “Growth Mindset”, and once you join our team, you’ll learn from the best in the business.
Apply today and find your home at Ashley!
Benefits We OfferHealth, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance ProgramPaid Vacation, Holidays, and Your Birthday offGenerous Employee Discount on home furnishingsProfessional Development OpportunitiesTelehealth401(k) and Profit SharingLife Insurance
Our Core ValuesHonesty & IntegrityPassion, Drive, DisciplineContinuous Improvement/Operational ExcellenceDirty FingernailGrowth Focused
To learn more about Ashley Furniture, our community engagement programs, environmental stewardship, and our core values, please visit our Corporate Social Responsibility information page:
We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug-free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates, only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.

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